Once upon a time in a classroom occupied by graduate students from different fields, an audience member asked me “What do you recommend – working for an established company or a startup once we graduate?”
I said “early in your career, go work for a startup.”
The experience of working at a startup will teach you leaps and bounds. If you really want to feel the excitement, struggle and success of working in a company, a startup is the place to be. Yes, working for an established company can mean deeper pockets, more security and more structure. However, at the end of the day, don’t you want your work to be more fulfilling, challenging and meaningful? If so, choose wisely.